Abstract

We describe a reflection scheme that allows Bragg-spaced semiconductor quantum wells to be used to trap, store, and release light. We study the temporal and spectral distortion of delayed light pulses and show that this geometry allows multibit delays and offers a high degree of distortion compensation.

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2004

2003

M. S. Bigelow, N. N. Lepeshkin, and R. W. Boyd, Science 301, 200 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. D. Lukin and A. Imamoglu, Nature (London) 413, 273 (2003).
[CrossRef]

2002

T. Ikawa and K. Cho, Phys. Rev. B 66, 085338 (2002).
[CrossRef]

A. Andre and M. Lukin, Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 143602 (2002).
[CrossRef]

2001

O. Kocharovskaya, Y. Rostovtsev, and M. O. Scully, Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 628 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

G. Lenz, B. J. Eggleton, C. K. Madsen, and R. E. Slusher, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 37, 525 (2001).
[CrossRef]

2000

J. P. Prineas, C. Ell, E. S. Lee, G. Khitrova, H. M. Gibbs, and S. W. Koch, Phys. Rev. B 61, 13863 (2000).
[CrossRef]

1999

L. V. Hau, S. E. Harris, Z. Dutton, and C. H. Behroozi, Nature (London) 397, 594 (1999).
[CrossRef]

G. Khitrova, H. M. Gibbs, F. Jahnke, M. Kira, and S. W. Koch, Rev. Mod. Phys. 71, 1591 (1999).
[CrossRef]

1998

A. E. Kozhekin, G. Kurizki, and B. Malomed, Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 3647 (1998).
[CrossRef]

1996

T. Stroucken, A. Knorr, P. Thomas, and S. W. Koch, Phys. Rev. B 53, 2026 (1996).
[CrossRef]

M. Hübner, J. Kuhl, T. Stroucken, A. Knorr, S. W. Koch, R. Hey, and K. Ploog, Phys. Rev. Lett. 76, 4199 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Andre, A.

A. Andre and M. Lukin, Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 143602 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Behroozi, C. H.

L. V. Hau, S. E. Harris, Z. Dutton, and C. H. Behroozi, Nature (London) 397, 594 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Bigelow, M. S.

M. S. Bigelow, N. N. Lepeshkin, and R. W. Boyd, Science 301, 200 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Binder, R.

Boyd, R. W.

M. S. Bigelow, N. N. Lepeshkin, and R. W. Boyd, Science 301, 200 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Chang, S. W.

Chang-Hasnain, C. J.

Cho, K.

T. Ikawa and K. Cho, Phys. Rev. B 66, 085338 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Chuang, S. L.

Dutton, Z.

L. V. Hau, S. E. Harris, Z. Dutton, and C. H. Behroozi, Nature (London) 397, 594 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Eggleton, B. J.

G. Lenz, B. J. Eggleton, C. K. Madsen, and R. E. Slusher, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 37, 525 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Ell, C.

J. P. Prineas, C. Ell, E. S. Lee, G. Khitrova, H. M. Gibbs, and S. W. Koch, Phys. Rev. B 61, 13863 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Fan, S.

M. F. Yanik and S. Fan, Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 233903 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Gibbs, H. M.

J. P. Prineas, C. Ell, E. S. Lee, G. Khitrova, H. M. Gibbs, and S. W. Koch, Phys. Rev. B 61, 13863 (2000).
[CrossRef]

G. Khitrova, H. M. Gibbs, F. Jahnke, M. Kira, and S. W. Koch, Rev. Mod. Phys. 71, 1591 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Harris, S. E.

L. V. Hau, S. E. Harris, Z. Dutton, and C. H. Behroozi, Nature (London) 397, 594 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Hau, L. V.

L. V. Hau, S. E. Harris, Z. Dutton, and C. H. Behroozi, Nature (London) 397, 594 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Hey, R.

M. Hübner, J. Kuhl, T. Stroucken, A. Knorr, S. W. Koch, R. Hey, and K. Ploog, Phys. Rev. Lett. 76, 4199 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Hübner, M.

M. Hübner, J. Kuhl, T. Stroucken, A. Knorr, S. W. Koch, R. Hey, and K. Ploog, Phys. Rev. Lett. 76, 4199 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Ikawa, T.

T. Ikawa and K. Cho, Phys. Rev. B 66, 085338 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Imamoglu, A.

M. D. Lukin and A. Imamoglu, Nature (London) 413, 273 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Jahnke, F.

G. Khitrova, H. M. Gibbs, F. Jahnke, M. Kira, and S. W. Koch, Rev. Mod. Phys. 71, 1591 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Khitrova, G.

J. P. Prineas, C. Ell, E. S. Lee, G. Khitrova, H. M. Gibbs, and S. W. Koch, Phys. Rev. B 61, 13863 (2000).
[CrossRef]

G. Khitrova, H. M. Gibbs, F. Jahnke, M. Kira, and S. W. Koch, Rev. Mod. Phys. 71, 1591 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Khurgin, J.

Kira, M.

G. Khitrova, H. M. Gibbs, F. Jahnke, M. Kira, and S. W. Koch, Rev. Mod. Phys. 71, 1591 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Knorr, A.

M. Hübner, J. Kuhl, T. Stroucken, A. Knorr, S. W. Koch, R. Hey, and K. Ploog, Phys. Rev. Lett. 76, 4199 (1996).
[CrossRef]

T. Stroucken, A. Knorr, P. Thomas, and S. W. Koch, Phys. Rev. B 53, 2026 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Koch, S. W.

J. P. Prineas, C. Ell, E. S. Lee, G. Khitrova, H. M. Gibbs, and S. W. Koch, Phys. Rev. B 61, 13863 (2000).
[CrossRef]

G. Khitrova, H. M. Gibbs, F. Jahnke, M. Kira, and S. W. Koch, Rev. Mod. Phys. 71, 1591 (1999).
[CrossRef]

T. Stroucken, A. Knorr, P. Thomas, and S. W. Koch, Phys. Rev. B 53, 2026 (1996).
[CrossRef]

M. Hübner, J. Kuhl, T. Stroucken, A. Knorr, S. W. Koch, R. Hey, and K. Ploog, Phys. Rev. Lett. 76, 4199 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Kocharovskaya, O.

O. Kocharovskaya, Y. Rostovtsev, and M. O. Scully, Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 628 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kozhekin, A. E.

A. E. Kozhekin, G. Kurizki, and B. Malomed, Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 3647 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Ku, P.

Kuhl, J.

M. Hübner, J. Kuhl, T. Stroucken, A. Knorr, S. W. Koch, R. Hey, and K. Ploog, Phys. Rev. Lett. 76, 4199 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Kurizki, G.

A. E. Kozhekin, G. Kurizki, and B. Malomed, Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 3647 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Kwong, N. H.

Lee, E. S.

J. P. Prineas, C. Ell, E. S. Lee, G. Khitrova, H. M. Gibbs, and S. W. Koch, Phys. Rev. B 61, 13863 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Lenz, G.

G. Lenz, B. J. Eggleton, C. K. Madsen, and R. E. Slusher, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 37, 525 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Lepeshkin, N. N.

M. S. Bigelow, N. N. Lepeshkin, and R. W. Boyd, Science 301, 200 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Li, T.

Lukin, M.

A. Andre and M. Lukin, Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 143602 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Lukin, M. D.

M. D. Lukin and A. Imamoglu, Nature (London) 413, 273 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Madsen, C. K.

G. Lenz, B. J. Eggleton, C. K. Madsen, and R. E. Slusher, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 37, 525 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Malomed, B.

A. E. Kozhekin, G. Kurizki, and B. Malomed, Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 3647 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Palinginis, P.

Paloczi, G. T.

J. Scheuer, G. T. Paloczi, J. K. S. Poon, and A. Yariv, Opt. Photonics News 16, 36 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Ploog, K.

M. Hübner, J. Kuhl, T. Stroucken, A. Knorr, S. W. Koch, R. Hey, and K. Ploog, Phys. Rev. Lett. 76, 4199 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Poon, J. K. S.

J. Scheuer, G. T. Paloczi, J. K. S. Poon, and A. Yariv, Opt. Photonics News 16, 36 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Prineas, J. P.

J. P. Prineas, C. Ell, E. S. Lee, G. Khitrova, H. M. Gibbs, and S. W. Koch, Phys. Rev. B 61, 13863 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Rostovtsev, Y.

O. Kocharovskaya, Y. Rostovtsev, and M. O. Scully, Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 628 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Scheuer, J.

J. Scheuer, G. T. Paloczi, J. K. S. Poon, and A. Yariv, Opt. Photonics News 16, 36 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Scully, M. O.

O. Kocharovskaya, Y. Rostovtsev, and M. O. Scully, Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 628 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Sedgwick, F.

Slusher, R. E.

G. Lenz, B. J. Eggleton, C. K. Madsen, and R. E. Slusher, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 37, 525 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Smirl, A. L.

Stroucken, T.

M. Hübner, J. Kuhl, T. Stroucken, A. Knorr, S. W. Koch, R. Hey, and K. Ploog, Phys. Rev. Lett. 76, 4199 (1996).
[CrossRef]

T. Stroucken, A. Knorr, P. Thomas, and S. W. Koch, Phys. Rev. B 53, 2026 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Thomas, P.

T. Stroucken, A. Knorr, P. Thomas, and S. W. Koch, Phys. Rev. B 53, 2026 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Wang, H. L.

Yang, Z. S.

Yanik, M. F.

M. F. Yanik and S. Fan, Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 233903 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Yariv, A.

J. Scheuer, G. T. Paloczi, J. K. S. Poon, and A. Yariv, Opt. Photonics News 16, 36 (2005).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron.

G. Lenz, B. J. Eggleton, C. K. Madsen, and R. E. Slusher, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 37, 525 (2001).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B

Nature (London)

L. V. Hau, S. E. Harris, Z. Dutton, and C. H. Behroozi, Nature (London) 397, 594 (1999).
[CrossRef]

M. D. Lukin and A. Imamoglu, Nature (London) 413, 273 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett.

Opt. Photonics News

J. Scheuer, G. T. Paloczi, J. K. S. Poon, and A. Yariv, Opt. Photonics News 16, 36 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. B

T. Stroucken, A. Knorr, P. Thomas, and S. W. Koch, Phys. Rev. B 53, 2026 (1996).
[CrossRef]

J. P. Prineas, C. Ell, E. S. Lee, G. Khitrova, H. M. Gibbs, and S. W. Koch, Phys. Rev. B 61, 13863 (2000).
[CrossRef]

T. Ikawa and K. Cho, Phys. Rev. B 66, 085338 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett.

M. Hübner, J. Kuhl, T. Stroucken, A. Knorr, S. W. Koch, R. Hey, and K. Ploog, Phys. Rev. Lett. 76, 4199 (1996).
[CrossRef]

O. Kocharovskaya, Y. Rostovtsev, and M. O. Scully, Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 628 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Andre and M. Lukin, Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 143602 (2002).
[CrossRef]

M. F. Yanik and S. Fan, Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 233903 (2004).
[CrossRef]

A. E. Kozhekin, G. Kurizki, and B. Malomed, Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 3647 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Rev. Mod. Phys.

G. Khitrova, H. M. Gibbs, F. Jahnke, M. Kira, and S. W. Koch, Rev. Mod. Phys. 71, 1591 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Science

M. S. Bigelow, N. N. Lepeshkin, and R. W. Boyd, Science 301, 200 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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Figures (2)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Photonic band structure of the quantum-well Bragg structure when ω x < ω B . The middle curve represents the intermediate band (IB). (b) IB shown in (a) on an expanded scale (solid curve), the IB when ω x = ω B (dotted curve), and the IB when ω x ω B has the same magnitude but opposite sign as in (a) (dashed curve).

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Time dependence of the output pulse intensity I ( t ) E ( t ) 2 normalized to the peak input pulse intensity I 0 in reflection (R1, R2) and transmission (T0, T1, T2) geometry, for 1500 quantum wells. The stopping time is 0, 50, and 190 ps for the dashed–dotted, solid, and dashed curves, respectively. The input pulse is the dotted curve. (b) Spectral intensity ( I ) and phase ( ϕ ) for the unstopped output pulse T0, dashed curves, and the 50 ps pulse R1, solid curves. The input pulse has a spectral intensity that is indistinguishable from the dashed curve, and zero phase for all frequencies.

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L min = 2 T W v m = 9 ( ln 2 ) 2 a 3 π ( Γ ̃ ω x ) .

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